Sunday, August 17, 2008

Drumroll please.... Meet our new daughter!

I am so excited to announce that we are accepting our referral for our new daughter! I can hardly believe that this is happening - and our hearts are soaring! Now we have a million questions to ask our agency so we can get started planning our trip and what to bring and do.

I can hardly contain myself!!!!

Here are a couple of pics of her. She is beatiful, isn't she?

Her name is Qin Jia. She is at the Jiamusi CWI in Heilongjiang province. She was born Feb 28, 2004 - and she's a monkey just like me! I can't wait to travel to China and get her.

OH my gosh - it's really going to happen. We're going to be a family of four!!!!


Dawnn said...

Julie, Roy and Kenzie,

Congratulations! She is an absolute DOLL! Keep us posted on travel plans! We are so happy and excited to finally see this new little member of your family!

Dawnn, Tony and Madison
FTIA 2004 Hunan Travel Group

Sharon said...

Yeah!! What great news. She is beautiful. Here's to speedy travels plans. I am so happy for you.

Leaving for China on 8/27/08!!!

Gina (Caleeo) said...

A huge congratulations to you and your family! I am so very happy for you. Yes, she is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE and looks so full of personality!

I was reading some on her province last week, sounds like it will be an interesting place to travel to - and maybe a little cold!

Good luck as you prepare to travel - I will certainly be following along.

Brittney said...

Beautiful!!!! Congratulations. What does Kenzie think?

Diana said...

So happy for you. Congratulations.
I love stories with a happy ending...or should I say those that start with a great beginning.
Congrats again.

Julie said...

What does Kenzie think? I'm not sure she really has allowed it to sink in yet. We have been planning to adopt a little sister for three years, so I'm sure she doesn't yet realize that this is real.

Maybe when I take her with me to shop for stuff for her little sister she'll start to think of it as real.

Gail said...

Oh Julie!
I am crying with tears of joy!!
Enjoy this day. You have waited long enough!
Wishing you a speedy travel to her.

Give Big Sister Kenzie a special hug.

You know I will be following closely!
...and yes, God is Good!

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

She is beautiful. Congratulations.

Laura said...

Just one look at her face, she is totally your daughter and Kenzie's sister. No doubt at all. She is stunning!
I am thrilled; this news made my day!

(you tube!)

Mikenjane said...

Best wishes from a RQ lurker who has been following your blog for the last month! I think you and your family have shown uncommon grace and poise in making difficult decisions.

Your new daughter looks lively and beautiful and is genuinely lucky to be part of a thoughtful, loving family such as yours.

Thanks for sharing! Please continue to post as your adoption journey continues!
Jane, mom to 2 from China

sarah said...

So HAPPY for all of you!!! Beautiful, precious little girl!

Mendy said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! I am so happy that everything worked out! Can't wait to follow your journey to China for your precious daughter.

Allison said...

I am so genuinely happy for you!

Yoli said...

She is gorgeous!!! Congratulations!!!

Global Girl said...

She's lovely! Congrats :)

Is she a Josie, as planned?

Allison said...

Oh my goodness, she is beautiful! Her eyes are stunning! Congratulations!

Diana said...

Congratulations she is Beautiful!!!

Julie said...

global girl - I want to wait and see if she still wants to be called Jia or is willing to use her American name "Josie". We will still name her Josie Richelle and include her Chinese name in her complete name... but she is at an age to make this decision for herself.

Truly Blessed said...

Congratulations, Mom of TWO!!!

What wonderful news, you have two beautiful daughters!

CaraH said...

She is beautiful! And you will spend the holidays this year with TWO gorgeous girl... congrats again!

Super Mommy said...

Congratulations - she is gorgeous!! Can't wait to hear more about her (as you learn yourself)!

diana said...

We are a Spanish family from Barcelona that adopted last year a lovely girl of Jiamusi. Her name is Diana (yan Qiu), is 3 years. Born on October 23, 2004 They were possibly friends.She's a very smart girl and loving.

If you want to share our experience, feel free to contact us in the mail

Karyn said...

We've seen each other's YouTube videos, but I just saw that you're adopting a four year old, just like we did last year :) How exciting!! Congratulations!


Julie said...


I couldn't visit your blog - if you get this, can you tell me which Youtube video is yours? I'd love to see it again.

I've been doing a lot of reading to prepare myself for the adoption. I'm good with little babies - not so sure about my abilities with older children...